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Re: file descriptor leakage in ftw.scm

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: file descriptor leakage in ftw.scm
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 19:07:11 +0200
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address@hidden (Paul Jarc) writes:

> (OOC, would a patch like this be appropriate for 1.6?  What's the
> policy there?)

Yes, since it's a pure bug fix, we can apply it to 1.6 also.  I will
do this.  Thanks!

> ISTR someone suggested triggering the garbage collector after so many
> open()s; that might make this patch unnecessary - if it included
> opendir(), that is.

What about calling the gc automatically when an open failes with
EMFILE or ENFILE in functions like scm_open_file?  Even better would
be keeping a running total like scm_mallocated to run the gc well
before fds are exhausted, but that is one thing more that needs to be
carefully tuned...


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